Love Rönnlund for Issue 11

25 November 2016

Photographer Helena Pals
Fashion Matilda Sandstrom
Grooming Johanna Nomiey
Light Design Younès Othman
Model Love Rönnlund at Nisch Management
Words Matthew Regan

Being a teenager is the angst that clouds your mind and cries out for "Love’s Embrace". It’s living life without limitations, yet still being stuck in that strange corridor of boyhood. It’s your dirty Converse and the realisation that the human quest for companionship never seems to end. Sometimes time stretches its arms across the planes of fate and still no-one appears to take your hand. The mind drifts to warm limbs interlocked, it’s that innocent unity of skin and mind that fuels your heart. A mysterious figure clings to your soul; cloaked by the anonymity of time itself, calling out through the dimensions for your lips to meet.
Helena Påls captures Love Rönnlund at Nisch Management in an exclusive story for Issue 11. There is an aura of grit in her photographs, as though a strong Scandinavian wind has warped something within them. It’s subtle, but enough to get that sense of isolation and longing to remind us that we're human. Love’s warmth radiates out from his gaze, giving the ability to forget his moody surroundings. It’s a tale of survival; of youthful resistance in the heart of a storm. It’s the endless maze of questioning, what form will my love take? That one person continues to leave their clumsy fragments in your dreams, yet hides behind a mask for all to be revealed.
The styling is effortless and instantly disarming. Styled by Matilda Sandstrom, the clothing plays on the traditional subcultures of rebellious youth. Classic unisex sportswear suited to the Seventies gymnasium plays on the unity of lovers, so close that they blur into one. While minimalist tailoring works against the elements by merging sharp silhouettes with carefree textures. Love stands multifaceted, battling the demands of growing up; half-man in his longing, the other half a lost boy.
To see the full story, grab yourself a copy of issue 11 which is now available online and in stores.
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